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Austin Kendall's Dad Addresses His Transfer From Oklahoma

Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Austin Kendall might have been a competitor for the starting quarterback job at Oklahoma in 2019 before the team went out and secured Alabama's Jalen Hurts via a transfer. Kendall eventually secured a move to West Virginia, but not before a bizarre sequence of events with the school.

Now that Kendall and his family are satisfied with the move, his father is speaking out on what happened between him and the Sooners.

In an interview with West Virginia's MetroNews, Brian Kendall spoke about how the school initially blocked his son's efforts to transfer to West Virginia, only for Oklahoma to change its mind.

Initially, Austin Kendall and his family were frustrated at the school's efforts to bring in a transfer like Hurts to essentially take the starting job the same way they had done with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

“When Lincoln mentioned to me he was looking at the ‘kid from Alabama,’ I was like ‘Here we go again,’ Brian Kendall said. “Austin could outplay him in camp, but a 24-2 record or whatever it is? You push that out there and see what happens.”

He appeared rather displeased that Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley asked the Kendalls if there was "anything he could do to help," only for the school to later place an initial block on the transfer.

“I told Lincoln I sent my kid clear across the country at 17 years old. And yes, you molded him into a better player and a better man,” Brian said. “But he had commented to me in a text ‘If there’s anything I can do to help.’ Well…”

Ultimately, the Sooners let Kendall complete the transfer to West Virginia.

Suffice it to say, Oklahoma made the right move.

It would have been quite hypocritical for the Sooners to prevent a quarterback from leaving their own team after using the transfer portal to secure two straight starting quarterbacks as well as their presumptive 2019 starter.